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Art, luck and shadows
By: Strelly (2023-10-29 13:58:10) - Last update: 2023-10-29 13:58:10
Sometimes, I can't help but wonder what would happen if other people released my art as their own.

Not as in, stealing it and saying they made it instead of me, but as in, what if they actually made it and released it instead of me.

What would people think of my music if, let's say, Tobyfox made it? Would they like it? Would they say Toby fell off and it's not up to standards? What would happen with my drawings? My games?

Are people willing to give more credit to artists already stablished just because they are stablished?

Every now and then I go on a youtube discovery adventure, listening to the music of small artist channels only to find music of quality on par with what I normally listen to.
And going beyond that, friends of mine who make music that's also on par with anything else I listen to.

So why is it that they aren't as popular?

Over the years, I've accepted the fact that in many parts of life, everything is decided by luck, by being in the right place at the right time, knowing the right person, etc.

Yes, if you don't do anything, you won't get anywhere, but you won't get anywhere if you don't also have luck.

I think of it as a vehicle and it's fuel.

The willingness and determination to create is the fuel of the vehicle, the thing that will keep it moving forward and actually reach it's destination, but luck is the starting spark that makes the engine begin to function.
You can have as much fuel as you want, but if it doesn't ignite, it will be as good as useless.
And, similarly, if you try to ignite the engine without fuel, it won't start and the spark will be wasted.

Of course, you can still create without the expectations of reaching a destination, and just doing it for the sake of expressing yourself and for fun, but if you want to live as an artist, you need luck.
Or at least that's my opinion.

I wish it wasn't like that, but I also don't know how to have so much art created all the time be acknowledged by everyone, it's just such a huge amount that it'd be kind of impossible.

I really don't know where I'm going with this rant, it's something that's been on my mind for some time, but, it's something that I don't feel like has a solution, so why even rant about it.

Well, whatever the case, please support small artists if you like what they create, it may mean more than you think to them.

Thanks a lot for reading.

Much love.